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Over 320K expected to visit Las Vegas for Thanksgiving

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 19:32:08-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tourism officials are expecting over 320,000 people to visit Las Vegas for Thanksgiving this year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said about 322,000 visitors will spend roughly $232 million between Thursday and Nov. 30. That is a 1.3 percent increase in visitors compared to last year and a 1.2% increase in visitor spending.

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Also, about 95 percent of Vegas' 149,331 hotel rooms will be occupied during that period, according to the LVCVA.

Las Vegas is a popular destination over the holiday as many restaurants offer unique dishes, menus, and Thanksgiving Day buffet specials at the different hotel-casinos.

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The agency says the total economic impact of Thanksgiving this year will be an estimated $388 million, a 1.2 percent overall increase from 2018.